The White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program funds projects that increase agricultural literacy. County and state farm bureaus may apply for grants for classroom education programs for kindergarten through grade 12 in order to initiate new agriculture literacy programs or expand existing programs to additional grade levels or new subject areas. Priority is given to programs demonstrating a need for financial support.
Projects selected for minigrants receive half of the grant monies at the beginning of the project and the balance upon completion of the project and submission of a final written report to the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Funding is not available for mileage, field trips, landscaping projects, butterfly gardens, wages and benefits, safety programs, or one-time consumable products such as copying, paper, seeds, or meals. The intent is to build capacity by funding items that can be used repeatedly. There are two annual grant cycles. Applications must be submitted online.
Eligibility: Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award: Grants up to $500 are awarded.
Deadline: Applications are due April 15 and October 15, annually.
More Information: http://www.agfoundation.org/projects/mini-grants-home